Outside of Bourbon St., What else is there to do in New Orleans?
New Orleans is well known for it’s party scene on Bourbon St. and it’s unique culinary, but there are many other areas of sight seeing in the Crescent City that are worth checking out. There are too many to list but this is a start:
- The National World War II Museum: One of my personal favorites that I always recommend to visiting friends and family.
Ranked by TripAdvisor as the #1 Attraction in New Orleans, named by USA Today as the #1 Best Place to Learn U.S. Military History, and designated by Congress as America’s official museum about World War II, The National WWII Museum features a rich collection of artifacts that bring history to life.The National World War II Museum Website
- Audubon Zoo
- Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
- Audubon Insectarium
- Audubon Nature Center
- Golf and Parks
- Mardi Gras World
- King Cakes: so many to choose from, here is a guide on where to purchase them.
- Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide (Book)
Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide contains 164 colorful pages of facts, photos, features, and fun, including more than 50 individual parade profiles and maps. The award-winning magazine includes a history of the event; answers to the 25 most frequently asked questions; an illustrated glossary of Mardi Gras terms; and articles on New Orleans personalities, traditions and happenings. For more than three decades, the city’s top writers and photographers have worked together to create a publication that has achieved genuine collectible status. With more than three million copies sold, Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide is recognized as the program to the event.Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Website
Mardi Gras 2019 is March 5, 2019!
Cemetery Tours: No, this is not a typo!
- French Quarter Phantoms
- Louisiana Landmark Society Bayou St. John Walking Tour
- The Ghosts of Metairie Cem
THE WORLD’S LONGEST BRIDGE OVER A BODY OF WATERwww.TheCauseway.us
The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, sometimes only the Causeway, is a fixed link composed of two parallel bridges ssing Lake Pontchartrain in southern Louisiana, United States. The longer of the two bridges is 23.83 miles (38.35 km) long. The southern terminus of the Causeway is in Metairie, Louisiana, a suburb of New Orleans. The northern terminus is at Mandeville, Louisiana.Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since 1969, it was listed by Guinness World Records as the longest bridge over water in the world; in 2011, in response to the opening of the allegedly longer Jiaozhou Bay Bridge in China, Guinness World Records created two categories for bridges over water: continuous and aggregate lengths over water. Lake Pontchartrain Causeway then became the longest bridge over water (continuous) while Jiaozhou Bay Bridge the longest bridge over water (aggregate).[4
As you can see, we have a diverse city with many sites to see, resulting in unexpected experiences when you travel to the city of New Orleans and the Metro New Orleans area. I am not a travel guide; more of a local resident who feels that so much of our Culture is overlooked, because so many people consider our area a party destination only. Don’t miss out! Do some research.
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